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    Yakuza 3

    Game » consists of 8 releases. Released Feb 26, 2009

    Sega's Yakuza series moves to the PlayStation 3 for its third installment, bringing all the comically brutal beat-em-up gameplay, Japanese RPG storytelling and various mini-games with it.

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    Overview

    Yakuza 3 is an action game developed by Amusement Vision, and once again it follows the series lead character Kazuma Kiryu. It was released February 26, 2009 in Japan, and March 9, 2010 in the U.S. and March 12, 2010 in Europe. Sega has also been releasing free downloadable content (exclusive to Japan) for the game as of March 5, 2009. These downloadable packs contain 29 new costumes for Kazuma, two-player modes for some of the minigames (including darts, golf and billiard), 8 packs of new items and more. Most of this DLC is made available in Western releases through redemption codes packed into the game or via pre-order bonuses with specific retailers.

    Plot

    The Yakuza wars are spreading over to the tropical paradise of Okinawa. After leaving his last base in Kamurocho, Kazuma Kiryu went to Okinawa and opened an orphanage named Sunshine Orphanage (U.S.) / Asago (Japan: translated to a flower called Morning Glory) with Haruka (from the first Yakuza game), a young girl who acts as his assistant. Together with the children they have taken in, the two slowly let go of the violent lives they have led prior to their arrival.

    However, the happy days are short lived for the Yakuza are tightly connected with the Japanese government. A shady deal that involves the land that has Kazuma's orphanage on it. After a mysterious man resembling Kazuma's supposedly deceased father shoots Daigo Dojima, the current chairman of the Tojo Clan, Kazuma returns to Tokyo once again.

    Gameplay

    The two main areas you will be exploring are Ryukyugai in Okinawa and Kamurocho in Tokyo. They are both fictional areas, although based on the real life locations of Naha's Makishi and Tokyo's red-light district, Kabukicho . They contain lots of activities to enjoy such as bowling alleys, batting cages, noodle houses, bars, and convenience stores. The main gameplay is brawling. Throughout the game Kazuma earns experience (through combat, eating and sub-stories) and will learn new moves and techniques as he becomes more and more powerful. Also, Yakuza 3 adds a change to random battle load sequences using a streamlined transition from exploring than jumping right into combat causing the player to stay with the action without a major load time or blank screen. This also is utilized in the new Chase Sequences, where Kazuma is forced to attack and force down a fleeing target in order to continue the story.

    Yakuza 3 contains many key features that are inherent to the series:

    • Arena Fighting
    • Bowling
    • Billards
    • Casino Games
    • Batting Cages
    • Sega Arcade Games
    • Key Lockers

    Yakuza 3 adds new features that weren't present in the previous entries:

    • Karaoke: Another addition to the Yakuza series is Karaoke, containing a total of 6 songs. Kazuma can only sing one song, 'Kamurocho Lullaby' as well as Haruka having her own as well. The other four are accessible by inviting a Hostess, otherwise they involve Kazuma clapping and playing small instruments.
    • Fishing/Golf/Darts: Thanks to the new Okinawa location, Kazuma can now access new mini games such as Fishing on the beach in front of the Sunshine Orphanage and Golf, which can be accessed by taking a Cab or Monorail. Another mini game making a debut is Darts which can be located in one of the games many Bars.
    • Pub/Bars: Although originally accessible through various story missions, the addition of Bar hopping is a welcome feature to the franchise. Every beverage in several bars are actual drinks and contains informative dialogue attached as to how some are created and or/type of alcohol. The result of a few drinks actually displays a drunken meter on the players HUD and can cause Kazuma to access certain techniques/abilities.
    • Revelations/First Person View: Kazuma has learned to blog allowing him to turn everyday situations in possible scenarios and unlocks new abilities. This is capable using the new First Person View system when in unison with emails sent from you companion, Mack Shinozuka, giving the player a description of where to find a new Revelation.
    • Kamiyama's Workshops: In either Okinawa or Kamurocho, the player now has the ability to create, repair or purchase weapons and carry it in their inventory while accessing them using the directional buttons. Renji Kamiyama runs the Kamurocho branch while his younger brother, Renta Kamiyama, runs the Okinawa store. The weapon crafting adds a unique ability, never before utilized in the Yakuza franchise. Before hand, players would only be allowed to use certain weapons by completing certain side quests or by using specific locker keys. The new Workshop system allows players to start with a basic set of Accessories, Armor & Weapons, than upgrade them to various special forms or editions. While still retaining the same framework of finishing side quests or finding locker keys, the items necessary to craft are now rewards and some may also be found in local stores or pawn shops.

    This is also the first Yakuza title to include Playstation Trophy support, adding a total of 45 trophies including the series first Platinum.

    Kamurocho

    Kamurocho is a fictional district of Tokyo that serves as a major setting of the Yakuza series. It is regarded as Tokyo's "Sin City" district, and is home to such activities as underground gambling operations, loan sharks and similar illegal activities as well as more legitimate adult establishments including host and hostess clubs, massage parlors and nightclubs. It is also a district heavy with the influence of the yakuza, who frequently clash over Kamurocho's control. At the heart of Kamurocho is a towering skyscraper called the Millennium Tower, which serves as a key location to many events throughout the series.

    Restaurants

    Alps Tea House (Cafe Alps)

    Food/DrinkPrice
    Blended Coffee500
    Blue Mountain800
    Mocha600
    Earl Grey500
    Milk Tea500
    Tomato Juice450
    Lemon Tea500
    Strawberry Parfait680
    Chocolate Parfait650
    Green Tea Float550
    Cake Set800
    Toast Set800
    Sandwich Set950
    Pasta Set1300
    Original Beef Curry1300

    Matsuya

    Food/DrinkPrice
    Beef on Rice (Medium)380
    Beef on Rice (Large)480
    Pork on Rice (Medium)
    350
    Pork on Rice (Large)
    450
    Korean Style Vegetables on Rice (Medium)430
    Korean Style Vegetables on Rice (Large)530
    Original Curry & Rice (Medium)350
    Original Curry & Rice (Large)450
    Beef on Rice Curry610
    Kalbi on Rice with Kimchi (Medium)490
    Kalbi on Rice with Kimchi (Large)590
    Tuna Yamakake (Medium)490
    Tuna Yamakake (Large)780
    Barbecued Beef Set Meal630
    Korean Barbecued Beef Kalbi Set Meal680
    Demiglace Sauce Hamburger Steak Meal580
    Barbecued Pork Set Meal550
    Ginger Pork Set Meal580

    Gelateria

    Food/DrinkPrice
    Vanilla Gelato280
    Strawberry Gelato280
    Chocolate Gelato280
    Red Bean Gelato280
    Caramel Gelato280
    Coffee Gelato280
    Double350
    Triple430
    Quadruple*780*

    *Only appears on the menu if "Tokyo Week 1 Magazine" is in your inventory

    Shellac

    Food/DrinkPrice
    25-Year Yamazaki5,000
    12-Year Yamazaki700
    12-Year Hukushuu600
    The Macallen 194640,000
    12-Year The Macallen700
    30-Year Laphroaig5,000
    10-Year Laphroaig600
    12-Year Bowmore500
    12-Year Glenfiddich600
    17-Year Hibiki700
    12-Year Hakuto500
    Kakubin400
    Suntory Whisky Old400
    17-Year Ballantine's800
    Ballatine's Finest500
    Jack Daniel's600
    Early Times400
    Suntory Brand XO600
    Courvoisier XO3,000
    Carlsberg600
    Kyougetsu Green350
    Awamori Churajima400
    Aged Awamori Tenryugura400

    Atenshi (Earth Angel)

    Food/DrinkPrice
    12-Year Yamazaki700
    12-Year Hakushuu600
    17-Year Hibiki700
    12-Year Hokuto500
    Kakubin400
    Suntory Whisky Old400
    Ballantine's Finest500
    Early Times400
    Suntory Brand V.S.O.P.400
    Suntory Brand V.O.350
    The Premium Malts350
    Kyougetsu Green350

    Smile Burger

    Food/DrinkPrice
    Smile Burger Set520
    Smile Cheeseburger Set560
    Teriyaki Smile Burger Set580
    King Smile Burger Set690
    Tuna Burger Set580
    Stewed Burger Set600
    Smile Shake220
    Smile Fries240
    Giga Smile Burger Set*880*

    *Only appears on the menu if "Tokyo Week 1 Magazine" is in your inventory

    Bantam

    Food/DrinkPrice
    12-Year Yamazaki700
    12-Year Hakushuu600
    30-Year The Macallen5,250
    12-Year The Macallen850
    10-Year Laphroaig750
    12-Year Bowmore700
    30-Year Glenfiddich4,200
    12-Year Glenfiddich700
    30-Year Hibiki5,180
    17-Year Hibiki820
    30-Year Ballantine's4,650
    17-Year Ballantine's920
    Ballantine's Finest580
    Jack Daniel's700
    Early Times500
    Suntory Brand V.S.O.P.400
    Courvoisier XO3,000
    The Premium Malts600
    Carlsberg650
    Beefeater640
    Lemon Heart Demerara740
    Herradura Tequila Silver730
    Skyy Vodka730

    Pronto (Cafe Time Menu and Bar Time Menu)

    Cafe Time

    Food/DrinkPrice
    Grapefruit Juice300
    Mango Drink330
    Hot Coffee250
    American Coffee250
    Cafe Latte300
    Cappuccino300
    Cafe Mocha350
    Royal Milk Tea300
    Milk250
    Cocoa290
    Eggplant Bacon Spaghetti690
    Shrimp & Tomato Spaghetti690
    Spaghetti with Meat Sauce630
    Spicy Fish Roe Spaghetti580
    Rich Egg Carbonara730

    Bar Time Menu

    Food/DrinkPrice
    Gin Buck480
    Lime Refreshing Tequila Rickey580
    Tequila & Blood Orange580
    Campari & Soda530
    Kahlua & Milk580
    12-Year Yamazaki630
    12-Year Bowmore680
    10-Year Laphroaig700
    Suntory Whisky Old450
    Early Times480
    Boiled Hokkaido Soybeans400
    Octopus Carpiccio480
    Jamon Iberico (Ham)1,000
    Tomato Mozzarella Salad480
    Margherita Pizza600

    Kyushu No.1 Ramen

    Food/DrinkPrice
    Kyushu Tonkotsu Ramen750
    Stewed Tonkotsu Ramen980
    Pork Ramen950
    Spice Roe Tonkotsu Ramen860
    Egg Tonkotsu Ramen820
    Limited Ramen with the Works*1,250*

    *Only appears on the menu if "Tokyo Week 1 Magazine" is in your inventory

    Sushi Gin

    Food/DrinkPrice
    Tomago200
    Kappamaki200
    Tuna300
    Ama-Ebi300
    Engawa300
    Tsubugai300
    Namatako300
    Kampachi500
    Kamburi500
    Hirame500
    Shima-Aji500
    Kimmedai500
    Ikura1,000
    Akagai2,000
    Otoro2,500
    Awabi3,000
    Uni3,000
    Worker's Scattered Sushi*1,280*

    *Only appears on the menu if "Tokyo Week 1 Magazine" is in your inventory

    Kanrai

    Food/DrinkPrice
    Salted Tongue1,400
    Grade A SaltedTongue2,500
    Kalbi1,200
    Grade A Kalbi2,700
    Sirloin1,100
    Grade A Sirloin2,400
    Harami1,000
    Grade A Harami2,500
    Liver Sashimi1,300
    Horumon-yaki800
    Seafood Platter1,700
    Kimchi Combo600
    Stone-Roasted Bibimap1,500
    Spicy Beef Soup1,400
    Special Limited Sirloin*2,800*

    *Only appears on the menu if "Tokyo Week 1 Magazine" is in your inventory

    Installation

    This game requires a 5 GB installation on the PlayStation 3.

    Reception

    It currently holds an 80 average on Metacritic.

    According to VGChartz, the game sold approximately 48,164 copies in North America in its first week; 76,535 total after 3 weeks. Some point to the fact that Sega chose to release the game on the same date as the Western release of Final Fantasy XIII as part of the reason for low sales.

    Downloadable Content

    The US release of Yakuza 3 includes a package of four different DLC bundles, already included in packaging.

    • A new Boss Rush mode, called "Battle for Survival."
    • Two new Tournament modes, including a single and tag division.
    • Also the new Haruka's Request, where Kazuma is able to escort Haruka around Kamurocho in order to raise her approval meter.

    Sega has also released an exclusive set of DLC included as a Gamestop pre-order gift. This package is now available for purchase in the Playstation Store, they contain:

    • Extra Costumes for the main characters.
    • A new competitive mode, where 2 players can compete in Pool, Golf, Darts and Bowling.
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